Manti Te'o Declares Football Career 

Manti Te'o, a former standout football player for Notre Dame, has made a formal decision regarding his playing future.

Te'o had not played in the NFL for a few years,  

but he had not yet decided to commit to a playing career. Now that he's finished, it's official. 

The former Notre Dame standout, who spent multiple seasons in the NFL, has officially announced his retirement.

I'm now engaged in a separate game. I try to give people more power. attempting to motivate others. 

I'm now playing that game, and my goal is to excel at it, he said to TMZ Sports.

Of course, Te'o was notoriously embroiled in a catfishing issue when a student at Notre Dame. 

Lennay Kekua, Te'o's alleged girlfriend, was said by Deadspin to not exist in 2013.